Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Africa

There are many interesting places in Africa that you are yet to discover. For those of you outside this continent, you might have heard that Africa’s the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, but that doesn’t mean there are no interesting places in Africa that are more alluring than many tourist centers in your own continent.

Africa is home to many great lakes, crystal blue beaches with pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora, and majestic wildlife and mountains. So, you can see that there are many things/places you haven’t set your eye on yet in Africa.

Tourist Destinations in Africa

Here in this post, you will see a list of “10 Most Amazing Tourist Places in Africa” you should visit, including a picture of how each of the places looks likes and the exact African country that they are located in.

  1. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
  2. Table Mountain, South Africa
  3. Lamu Archipelago, Kenya
  4. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  5. The Namib Desert, Namibia
  6. Seychelles
  7. Zanzibar, Tanzania
  8. Marrakech, Morocco
  9. Victoria Falls, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
  10. Bom Bom Island, Príncipe
  11. Djemaa el Fna, Morocco
  12. Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia
  13. Mountain gorillas, Rwanda
  14. Spitzkoppe, Namibia
  15. Sahara Dunes, Morocco
  16. Nyika Plateau National Park, Malawi
  17. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana
  18. Flamingos, Kenya
  19. Lekki Conservation Centre, Nigeria
  20. Mount Mulanje, Malawi

 

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1. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It has three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest single free-standing mountain in the world: 5,895 meters above sea level and about 4,900 meters above its plateau base.

It’s the highest peak in the whole of Africa.


2. Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top.

However, there are many interesting things to do on the mountain.


3. Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

Tourist Places in Africa

The Lamu Archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean close to the northern coast of Kenya, to which it belongs. The islands lie between the towns of Lamu and Kiunga, near the Coast Province. It is a part of the Lamu District. The largest of the islands are Pate Island, Manda Island, and Lamu Island.


4. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

Tourist Places in Africa

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids in the Giza pyramid complex bordering present-day Giza in Greater Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the only one to remain largely intact.


5. The Namib Desert, Namibia

The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means “vast place”.

The desert is situated at 81,000 km² area of land. The width of it’s location is 200 km (120 mi) while the length is 2,000 km (1,200 mi).


6. Seychelles

Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs, and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises.

Mahé, a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the capital Victoria. It also has the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.


7. Zanzibar, TanzaniaTourist Places in Africa

Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences.

Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways, and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels. 


8. Marrakech, Morocco

Tourist Places in Africa

Marrakesh is home to mosques, palaces, and gardens and it’s regarded as a major economic center.  The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

Nonetheless, you have to know that this place was formerly known as imperial city in western Morocco


9. Bom Bom Island, Príncipe

Tourist Places in Africa

According to Tripadvisor, the Bom Bom Resort lies on the northern slope of the tropical island of Principe – a virtually undiscovered paradise in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Gabon. At Bom Bom Resort, your comfort is a priority.

Rooms are authentic island-style chalets with simple decor and light spaces. Nineteen chalets enjoy garden views, ocean views, pool views, or beach-front views.

The report has it that all rooms have en suite bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite connection, telephone, safe, in-room tea/coffee station, mini bar/ fridge and overhead.


11. Djemaa el Fna, Morocco

 

Djemaa el Fna is a market centre located near Marrakesh, one of Morroco’s biggest city. It is a great tourist attraction. Here, you will find a lot of sellers and stalls, snake charmers and entertainers, Chleuh dancing-boys, story-tellers, traditional medicine sellers, magicians etc. The beauty of Djemaa el Fna can be found at night where you will be privileged to see some of Morroco’s most palatable dishes.


12. Sossusvlei Dunes, Namibia

Sossusvlei dune is one of East Africa’s finest landscape. From afar, it is easy to be blown away from the beautiful dune. It is one of Namibia’s symbol of natural beauty and large expanses. Sossusvlei dune is among the world’s highest dune, standing at more than a thousand feet tall. It is nicknamed big daddy by tourists and locals.


13. Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

The mountain gorillas are an endangered species of gorillas. They can be found in Rwanda. The mountainous forests are the habitat of these mountain gorillas as they have thick furs which help them thrive in areas above 8,000 to 13,000 feet.


14. Spitzkoppe, Namibia

The Spitzkoppe is an enduring image of Namibia rock. It is made of two distinct mountains: large Spitzkoppe and small Spitzkoppe. There is also the Pontok Mountains not far away. Spitzkoppe is a nice place for amateur climbers to learn how to climb. There are also some amazing rock paintings, which can be found in parts of the mountain.


15. Sahara Dunes, Morocco

Morroco’s Sahara dune is an amazing place to visit. It is a vast area of desert sand that covers close to 54 kilometres. It is the most tourist-friendly of the Sahara Desert. The landscape is rich and magical.


16. Nyika Plateau National Park, Malawi

Nyika Plateau is an aesthetically-pleasing, mountainous area found in Malawi. It is the biggest national park in Malawi. Nyika translates to ‘where the water comes from’ in English. Nyika grasslands are lovely and beautiful, with wildflowers and other plants. You can also find Zebras, bushpigs, elephants and porcupines.


17. Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Found in Botswana, Makgadikgadi Pans is located in the dry savanna region of the country. It is among the world’s highest dry lakes.


18. Flamingos, Kenya

Flamingos can be found in Lake Nakuru in Kenya. It is home to some of the most diversified birds in the world.


19. Lekki Conservation Centre, Nigeria

Lekki Conservation Centre is sited in Nigeria’s Lekki Peninsula, close to the Lagos Lagon. It was built with the aim of protecting the wetland and vegetation found in the Lekki Peninsula. It is unsurprising that there are lots of animal and plant life here. There is also a long walkway that will allow you to see lots of crocodiles, snakes and birds.


20. Mount Mulanje, Malawi

Mount Mulanje is a huge isolated rock, found in Southern Malawi. It has a peak of 3,002 meters. In the area surrounding the mountain, you can find rivers, waterfalls and basins. It is nicknamed ‘Island in the sky’. One can find antelope and other small animals around the vegetation.

 

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